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As part of the agreement signed with Mercedes-Benz, SsangYong received the rights for a licensed Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which the Korean carmaker modify-it according to its design language.

SsangYong knew nothing about building street vehicles since its experience was more in the off-road area, but Mercedes-Benz knew pretty much everything about that domain. When the German carmaker agreed to give the Koreans the rights to build their version of the W211 E-Class, the result was an affordable, executive vehicle.

While the W211 was already old, the Korean carmaker updated it in 2004 and introduced new technologies, plus a few design changes. The headlights were big, and the grille resembled the Mercedes-Benz model. In the back, they just spoiled everything by placing a flat, big metallic plate on the vertical side of the trunk lid. Its taillights looked ridiculously small.

The interior was completely changed and featured a nice, waved dashboard. Its wood-trims didn't look as good as on the older Mercedes, but they were far better than the gray plastic parts. Since the car was refreshed in 2004, it already received several features like the reversing camera and a sat-nav system with a touch-screen stuck in the middle of the center stack. Unlike the German model, the Chairman featured a steering wheel with all the buttons grouped at the bottom.

Under the hood, SsangYong installed a choice of three engines built under Mercedes-Benz license. All of them were paired to a five-speed automatic transmission.

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SSANGYONG Chairman 2004 - 2007
  3 gasoline engines
  • 2.3L 5AT (110 HP)
  • 2.8L 5AT (201 HP)
  • 3.2L 5AT (215 HP)

SSANGYONG Chairman 2.3L 5AT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.3L 5AT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2295 cm3
Power
82 KW @ 5500 RPM
110 HP @ 5500 RPM
110 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
162 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
220 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Automatic, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
202.2 in (5136 mm)
Width
71.9 in (1826 mm)
Height
57.7 in (1466 mm)
Front/rear Track
61/60.6 in (1,549/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
114.2 in (2901 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.1 in (180 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3715 lbs (1685 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5027 lbs (2280 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15.4 mpg US (15.3 L/100Km)
Highway
25.8 mpg US (9.1 L/100Km)
Combined
20.6 mpg US (11.4 L/100Km)

SSANGYONG Chairman 2.8L 5AT (201 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.8L 5AT (201 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2799 cm3
Power
150 KW @ 5500 RPM
201 HP @ 5500 RPM
201 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
198 lb-ft @ 3750 RPM
268 Nm @ 3750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Automatic, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
202.2 in (5136 mm)
Width
71.9 in (1826 mm)
Height
57.7 in (1466 mm)
Front/rear Track
61/60.6 in (1,549/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
114.2 in (2901 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.1 in (180 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3946 lbs (1790 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5027 lbs (2280 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.6 mpg US (17.3 L/100Km)
Highway
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)
Combined
18.8 mpg US (12.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
297.5 g/km

SSANGYONG Chairman 3.2L 5AT (215 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.2L 5AT (215 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3199 cm3
Power
161 KW @ 5500 RPM
215 HP @ 5500 RPM
216 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
228 lb-ft @ 3750 RPM
309 Nm @ 3750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Automatic, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215 /60 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
202.2 in (5136 mm)
Width
71.9 in (1826 mm)
Height
57.7 in (1466 mm)
Front/rear Track
61/60.6 in (1,549/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
114.2 in (2901 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.1 in (180 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3990 lbs (1810 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5027 lbs (2280 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13 mpg US (18.1 L/100Km)
Highway
22.8 mpg US (10.3 L/100Km)
Combined
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
311.8 g/km
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